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Scholarships for International Students

UT’s International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship is a competitive award for freshman and transfer student applicants whose tuition is not supported by sponsorships from governments, organizations, or corporations.

Students who are dual citizens and/or permanent residents are not eligible.

The award is 5,000 to 15,000 US dollars (USD) per year (2,500 USD to 7,500 USD per semester). It is renewable for:

  • Freshmen for up to eight semesters OR
  • Transfer students for up to four semesters

 

How to Apply

All eligible international undergraduates who are offered regular (non-conditional) admission are automatically considered.

Due to limited availability, it is highly recommended that you apply at least two months before the deadline.

Apply for Admission

Retain Your Scholarship

Find out the requirements to retain your International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship after it is initially awarded to you.


Priority Deadlines

If you are awarded a scholarship, you must notify UT and confirm your enrollment by May 1. Students who decide earlier than May 1 receive priority for housing.

Requirements to be Considered

You must be an international student who:

  • Is completing high school in a foreign country or in the US OR
  • Is entering UT directly from a foreign or US university OR
  • Has completed (or is completing) an associate’s degree from an accredited US college

Requirements to Receive the Scholarship

Applicants must be degree-seeking international students on a temporary visa to study in the US.

Students must not be eligible for: US federally funded financial aid or in-state (resident) tuition.

Selection Guidelines

Freshmen Transfer Students
English TOEFL (iBT) 78 or higher, IELTS 6.5 or higher, ACT English or SAT critical reading scores will also be considered. TOEFL (iBT) 78 or higher, IELTS 6.5 or higher, or a minimum grade of B on University-level equivalent of English composition 1 and 2 at a US college or university. ACT English or SAT critical reading scores will also be considered.
GPA 3.5/4.0 as determined by UT and/or credential evaluation from an NACES accredited organization. 3.0/4.0 as determined by UT and/or credential evaluation from a NACES accredited organization.
Additional Information Other aspects of your application may also be considered. Other aspects of your application may also be considered.

Questions?

Please contact:

Dr. Thomas Broadhead
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1331 Circle Park Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996-0230
865-974-1111
broadhea@utk.edu

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